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>> the u.s. government inches closer to military action in syria. the obama administration pushes forward, the international community is urging caution and restraint. more on the growing tensions ahead. the water of the santa barbara coast hide a secret. it has been offshore fracking even though there are no regulations and the coast was once trashed by an oil spill. pay raises and bonuses are usually reserved for rewards for doing good work that is not the case for many of the nations top ceo's, especially at a time of rowing wealth inequality. more on that later. it is friday, august 30. i am megan la paz and washington, d.c.. president obama and his cabinet are still delivering on whether or not the u.s. should become militarily involved in syria and to what extent. six jerry of state john kerry addressed the public reiterating administration rhetoric against bashar all assad. >> our concern is not just about some far off land oceans away. that is not what this is about. are concerned with the cause of the defenseless people of syria is about choices that will direct the effec
and north africa. security visors met to discuss the potential threat. >> i have a guard outside the u.s. embassy in yemen -- a heavy guard outside the u.s. embassy in yemen. searching vehicles as they approach the era. the situation reflects across much of the muslim world as the u.s. closes over 20 embassies in 18 countries as well as issuing the global travel warning for its citizens. a high-level meeting in washington pointing to a potential threat emanating from the arabian peninsula. >> we are taking it seriously. you would expect us to do that. we are reacting to it. >> the threat to western interests wanting others to germany, the united kingdom, and france closing their embassies in yemen for the next two days. paris warning french citizens to remain vigilant. >> we have been informed directly and indirectly of threats that concern our missions abroad as well as our citizens. they come from al qaeda. >> it is the first time since the 10th anniversary of 9/11 that the u.s. has taken such action. the focus on now qaeda was reinforced even further on saturday. interpol issuing a gl
stairs. >> this is common sense. this is evidence. these are facts. >> the u.s. sets out why it thinks the syrian government's killed more than 1,400 people in a chemical weapons attack. the u.n. chemical weapons inspectors are finishing their work but won't reveal their findings until a full analysis is carried out. >> violence in egypt as people are tear gassed during protests against the military. >> i'm in london with some of the rest of today's news including a banned group providing relief to pakistan's flood victims. >> the world's biggest germ is discovered in greenland, deep beneath the ice. >> before the first time the u.s. government has laid awesome details of what it knows about the chemical attack on august 21 near the syrian capitol and blames the syrian government. u.s. secretary of state john kerry said 141,400 people were killed, including 426 children. the u.s. is considering a military strike on syria to remove chemical weapons capabilities. >> the united states government know knows at least 1,429 syrian were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children.
. first, the latest from syria. >> u.s.says the u.s. is certai's government carried out chemical weapon attacks near damascus last week. obama said the u.s. had not yet decided whether to go ahead with military intervention. the permanent members of the un security council have held talks on a british resolution that could allow military action in syria, but that meeting has ended in deadlock. full report later on in the program. thousands gathered in washington to pay tribute to a historical day for civil rights in the u.s. 50 years ago, in 1960 three, the march on washington and martin luther king junior's iconic "i have a dream" speech changed history forever. i will be back in 30 minutes for more. now back to michelle in new york. >> thanks. despite the situation in syria, u.s. stock markets advanced today comer singh -- reversing two straight sessions of losses. the dow and nasdaq rose 0.4%. the s&p 500 gained 0.3%. we had a big syria fueled selloff yesterday. some traders saw this as a buying opportunity and jumped into the market. still believing the u.s. equity market will rain
>>> you're watching "worldwide exchange." i'm ross westgate. a recap of the headlines. the u.s. government says it is still seeking an international coalition on syria, playing down speculation it will go alone. this after british lawmakers vote against taking action for the alleged use of chemical weapons. >>> volatility continues ahead of india's crucial gdp release with growth expected to stay below 5% at decade lows. >>> and shares of kpn plunge after carlos slim and america movil says it could drop the bid for the telecom group following a dutch foundation's move to block the takeover. >>> zurich insurance says it is looking into whether undue pressure was put on its late cfo before his death. also confirming the presence of a suicide note that mentions joseph ackermann. >>> hello, welcome to the last "worldwide exchange" of the week. plenty to get through, though, on today's program. l'oreal jumped. is the world's biggest cosmeticmaker putting on the final touches to buy a stake of nestle. >>> hamburg is one of the world's busiest ports. we'll be in hamburg to discuss at
airport. the inspectors spent four days looking for evidence that chemical weapons were used in syria, but their report is expected to take at least two weeks to prepare. for the first time, the obama administration unveiled intelligence it says proves chemical weapons killed 1400 syrians. officially the president is still undecided about what to do no syria. many observes see missle strikes as unevidentble. white house correspondent begins our coverage. >> president obama is now talking openly of a military response. insisting there is little choice, even in the face of skepticism. >> it is important for us to recognize that when over 1,000 people are killed, including hundreds of innocent children, through the use of a weapon that 98 or 99% of humanity says should not be used even in war, and there is no action then we are sending a signal that that international norm doesn't mean much. >> mr. obama stressed it more than once, any move would be limited. >> nor are we considering any military action that would involve boots on the drowned. >> secretary of state also layed out the cas
would use the world's most heinous weapons. >> tough talk on chemical weapons as the u.s. edges closer to military action against syria. ♪ >>> hello. welcome to doha with the world news from al jazeera. also in this program, palestinians call off talks with israel after soldiers shoot dead three palestinians at a refugee camp. >>> a huge wildfire rages on in california, now threatening the san francisco water supply. >>> taking a holiday in space, a dream for many but it could soon become an affordable reality for the rich. >>> military intervention in syria is now a step closer, the u.s. and some european states are considering using force in response to a recent gas attack. hundreds died in the incident last week in damascus. the u.s. secretary of state says that he believes there is no doubt that the assad regime used chemical weapons. we have the latest next. >> reporter: these horrific pictures of the aftermath of recent attacks have, after more than two years of war in syria, prompted the strongest words yet from the barack obama administration. secretary of state john kerry ma
divided voices weigh in on the best way to handle allegations of chemical weapons use in syria. >> waiting for the green light from the white house, the u.s. military says it is ready to launch a strike to weeken assad's regime. >> more than 60 square miles have been charred inside yosemite national park. >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty, we are free at last. >> that famous speech delivered by the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr. ♪ theme >> the u.n. special enjoy to syria wants to see the evidence the u.s. and its allies say they have concerning a chemical weapons attack in that nation. he spoke only one hour ago as the world awaits action on president bashar assad's regime. we've seen the images of the children and family suffering from symptoms similar to those caused by chemical weapons. the enjoy said the evidence does suggest some sort of chemical weapon was used, killing hundreds. >> i know that the americans and the british and others say that they know that chemical weapons have been used. what we have been told is that this evidence that the americans, the b
already begun. there is talk of red lines. what about russia and iran? you can tweet us. we are going to resume this our act in the news room. you have the update on most of the stories making news. >> chemical weapons inspectors are in the damascus suburbs. western powers say their trip may be too little too late. peace talks canceled as three people are killed during west bank clashes. the state department and the usa the talks will continue. in china, the trial of bo wraps up. we start with the un's secretary-general, confident and local experts can get the evidence on the alleged despite the time. they have reportedly met wounded people. their convoy was forced to turn back at the point of sniper fire. western powers saint damascus's decision to allow the team access may be too little too late. the military response is one of the options in discussion. an attack last week killed hundreds. damascus has dismissed the accusation with russia warning the west against intervention. >> u.n. inspectors at a field hospital in the suburbs of damascus. this amateur video was posted online hi
on these results. the e.u., great britain and the u.s. have all voiced their concern. john kerry says they are not credible, plus the electoral process was flawed, she says. >> the opposition leader believes it's the beginning of a period of national mourning. the electoral commission confirmed the victory that president robert mugabe had already claimed the day before. the 89-year-old's power uninterrupted and overwhelmingly won another five-year term. the party now holds a 2/3 majority in particlements. this will allow the push-ahead of constitutional changes. the movement for democratic change says his party has evidence of massive vote-rigging, urging a peaceful response to the alleged fraud. he promised to fight the results. >> they are determined to pursue peaceful, legal and diplomatic remedies to resolve this current crisis. once all remedies have been exhausted, the people of zimbabwe should be allowed great opportunity to freely, fairly elect a government of their choice. >> after the last disputed election the m.d.c. entered a power-sharing agreement. tsvangirai has ruled o
to inspector and un general says the use of chemical weapons would constitute crimes against humanity but the government denies launching a gas attack near the capitol damascus and hundreds of dies including women and children and we report. >> reporter: images of syrian civilians dead and wounded from alleged chemical attacks are bringing calls for military intervention. the international community must respond with force. >> there must be a reaction. what does that mean a reaction? not sending troops on the ground but a reaction, not international condemnation but in the u.s. it's less decisive and it's a top u.s. general opposes and the joint chief of staff argues the u.s. should not get involved in the conflict because the syrian rebels are divided on tribal and religious lines and the fractured group does not share u.s. interests. it's a view not shared by one of the most senior policy voices in the u.s. congress. john mccain favors limited military strikes to degrade the air power. mccain said if we continue to sit bypass civilly while they use chemical weapons against its own
>> building a case against bashir al-assad. the u.s. is gathering evidence that he was behind the suspected chemical attack. >> from al jazeera as headquarters in doha, i'm here with the top stories from around the world. the rain has stopped but the water is still rising. flooding for forces thousands from their homes in northeast china. also ahead. [ sobbing ] >> conflicts reports on how many were killed but both sides say they will keep fighting in the democratic republic of congo. >> the united states says it's gathering evidence ahead of possible military action against syria. the u.s. u.k. and france believe bashir al-assad used chemical weapons in the attack last week. 300 died. >> it was up of defiance. >> we're all hearing the drums of war around us. if they want to launch a war in syria, i think the pretext of chemical weapons is frail and fragile. it is a pretext. >> reporter: the u.nit would bea breach of international law. >> we hope that the american and european leaders who seek such military attacks all remarks about them have enough wisdom, especially seen tha
may unfold. house foreign affairs member, iliana ross layton will join us for more on the debate whether the president needs the okay from congress before he moves ahead with the military strike. live reports on what is happening on the ground on syria from connor powell, molly henneberg. we have coverage and breaking news with conor powell. >> reporter: the u.n. inspectors left syria today wrapping up a four-day trip. they are investigating claims of a chemical whens attack there. they arrived a few hours ago. this removes a major obstacle for a u.s. military strike in syria now that they are gone. the pentagon no longer has to worry about the safety in syria. now begins the process of analyzing all of the data and the evidence they collected in syria. things like hair and soil samples. the u.n. says it could take two or three weeks before they produce any type of report. however, it looks like the white house isn't in any, isn't going to wait for the u.n. report. secretary of state john kerry said the use of chemical whens by syria is "clear and convincing." kerry claiming the
claim chemical weapons have been used. we are looking at how the west is reacting to both of those stories in this special, too -- part addition of france 24 debate. let's start the hour and say hello once again to chris moore. >> the un security council set to meet on the claims that three used chemical weapons. according to egypt, ordering the release of former president hosni mubarak, they stop short of suspending aid after the crackdown on the muslim brotherhood. 35 years in jail for bradley manning. we start with the u.s. -- un security council set to meet over allegations see reuse chemical weapons. there are conflicting reports from damascus suburbs this wednesday. the opposition says poison gas was used in more than 1300 people killed. bashar assad's government has denied the claims. julia seger has more. >> civilians are shown covering their faces and dozens of bodies lying on the floor of a hospital. the pictures were allegedly shot after the syrian regime launched an attack ad against rebel held areas in the capital city. france 24 was not able to verify the footage. it
with syria. the u.s. military now said be ready to launch an attack at a moment's notice of and it comes as we wait to see new evidence that the syrian regime gassed its own civilians. it's an enormous wildfire growing, scorching hundreds of square miles. crews say they're making progress but nowhere near having this thing under control. the latest on that. and a new medical report on how stress can actually speed up the growth of cancer. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. on "studio b." >> but first from fox at 3:00. it's not a matter of if but when the u.s. will launch an attack on syria. that is what a senior defense official tells fox news. officials say the u.s. military is now off the coast of syria, and prepared to strike once president obama gives the okay. and we expect to learn more from u.s. intelligence experts as early as today. they're set to release the report laying out the evidence of last week's reported chemical attack in a suburb of the capital city damascus. some news agencies reported that more than 100 people died there. others said it was mo
middle east. we know the regime has used the weapons, multiple times this year and used them on a mauler scale, but still used them against its own people including not very far from last wednesday's attack has happen. we know that the regime was specifically determined to rid the damascus suburbs of the opposition and it was frustrated that it hadn't succeeded in doing so. three days before the attack chemical weapons personnel were on the ground in the area making preparations and we know that the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. we know they were specific instructions. we know where the rockets were launched from. and at what time, we know where they landed. and when. we know rockets came only from regime controlled areas and went only to opposition controlled or contested neighborhoods. and we know as does the world, that just 90 minutes later all hell broke loose in the social media with our own eyes we have seen the thousands of reports from 11 separate sites in the damascus s
, the world's top stories in the program, un inspectors visit the weapons attack near damascus as u.s. may have military actions. families detained in the anti-coup protests tell al jazeera they are concerned about their relative's safety. fresh allegations of sexual misconduct of the trial of chinese politician bo xilai and six years after somalia was free of polio the cripple disease is back. ♪ un inspectors head to the site where chemical weaponed were allegedly used last week on the out skirts of damascus and killed people and left people ill and they blame the syrian government and weighing options for military options in syria. the french foreign minister says a proportionate response to the attack will be decided in the coming days. british foreign secretary william hague said it would be responsible without the unanimous backing of the un but russia expressed deep concern over the possibility of a military intervention and president warned the u.s. to stay away saying it faces failure if it strikes. speaking to a russian newspaper, asad dismissed allegations that the regime used
if the syrian government uses chemical weapons to slaughter some of their own citizens, the united states will respond. if the u.s. doesn't respond right now, doesn't he look weak? >> well, i cannot subjectively feel out what other people will feel about the united states. what authority the president of the united states, any president of the united states has to draw a red line that implies that our military is going to be placed in harm's way, i don't think there's constitutional authority to do that and feel compelled without the approval of the congress to carry forth. so rhetoric and losing lives are not nearly as important as making certain that you do the action. so looking weak is not like losing lives, and anybody who has lost people in terms of these wars or intrusions, i know that they would agree with me. >> you served in the military, and you insist that before the u.s. gets involved again in military action around the world, the united states should reinstate the draft. it doesn't look like you've got a whole lot of support for that out there, but you've been raising this i
and some u.s. lawmakers are criticizing russian leaders for giving an american fugitive safe harbor. they call it a disappointment and a disgrace. u.s. authorities want the former intelligence contractor because he leaked details of top secret government surveillance programs. snowden walked out of an airport in moscow after spending five weeks inside. he's facing charges of espionage and theft after revealing the national security agency collects private phone and internet data. spokespersons say the edition will ndecision will not affect relations with the u.s. >> we are extremely disappointed that the russian government would take this step despite our clear and lawful requests in public and private to have mr. snowden expelled to the united states to face the charges against him. >> carney suggested president obama may cancel a meeting scheduled next month with vladimir putin. john mccain described russia's decision as a disgrace and called for a review of u.s.-russia ties. snowden's lawyer says his client wants to use his information technology expertise to earn a living in rus
the otell for damascus and heading to the site where chemical weapons were allegedly used last week. the attack killed hundreds and thousands are severely ill. west enpowers blamed the syrian government and now they are weighing options for military actions in syria and french foreign minister says a response to the attack will be decided in the coming days. the british foreign secretary william hague said it was clear to be able to respond without the unanimous backing of the un and russia has deep concerns over the possibility of a military intervention and president bashir warned the u.s. to stay away saying it faces failure if it strikes. speaking to a russian newspaper they dismissed allegations that they used chemical weapon, describing them as an insult to common sense. and we report from washington. >> reporter: un weapons inspectors will soon be at the scene of what appears to have been a chemical weapons attack outside damascus. the syrian government has agreed to cooperate and suspend fighting in the area while it continues to deny responsibility. >> we said it once, twi
syria. new clues about when a strike might happen. now, threats of retaliation if those u.s. missiles fly. >>> mishgamerica's biggest drugstore chain is accused of overcharging at the register. and we'll meet the sensation of the u.s. open 17-year-old american victoria duval. >>> first, we begin with today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict but we need to make sure they're held accountable. >> the stakes rise in syria. >> the president's assistance assad must face international consequences have has the u.s. at odds with russia. >> signaling the u.s. may act without the support of the u.n. or or its allies. >> we'd be better off if the administration let congress authorize this activity. >> an oil rig explosion near a highway in southwest texas. all employees were evacuated safely and have been accounted for. >> former nfl star turned murder suspect aaron hernandez cut ties with his family and teammates, surrounding himself only with a quote of gangsters. >> a jury has recommended the death penalty
with syria. the defense secretary saying all options are ready to go when and if the u.s. president decides to strike. how would an intervention be done? that is what we are going to be talking about. you can tweet us at f24debate. back upstairs to the newsroom. all of the stories making news. good evening. >> francois hollande says the alleged chemical attack in syria must not go unpunished. he says france has no obligations to protect civilians and david cameron. the syrian prime minister warns the west against intervention. the u.s. defense secretary says american forces are ready to act. elsewhere, a reshuffle in brazil over a spiking tensions. this after the flit across the border on a person wanted for charges. we start with syria and francois hollande saying a decision will be taken in the coming days in response to the attack in the damascus suburbs. paris was increasing military support to those fighting president assad's army. >> the world is horrified following the confirmation of chemical weapons being used in syria. everything leads us to believe it was the regime that carried
but not without controversies, privacy to name just one. thank you for being with us. it's been great to have you. "around the world" starts now with richard quest and suzanne malveaux. >>> the u.s. is quote, ready to go if president obama orders attacks on syria. that's according to chuck hagel. we'll look at the military options straight ahead. >>> political scandal in brazil forces the minister to resign. we'll tell you why it's latin america's version of edward snowden. >>> would you pay extra to make sure no kids sit next to you on plane. another airline giving you that option. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm richard quest. >> the u.s. military is waiting for the go ahead from the president. it could happen at any moment. what we're not seeing today is inspections of the areas where hundreds of syrians were allegedly gassed to death. u.n. experts were prepared to visit second neighborhood. >> that was until the u.s. chief was seen leaving their hotel in damascus earlier today. they were not wearing their protective gear and were not joined by other members of the team. syria's government cancel
. will the united states use military force against that country and when? >> president obama is speaking out about syria. he said he's considering a military attack when he called a shot across syria. he wants to deter the use of chemical weapons. offer in his interview he also said he has not made a final decision. >> i have gotten options from our military, i had extensive discussion with our national security team. so let me talk about what's at stake here. we understand terrible things have been happening in syria for quite some time, that the assad regime there has been killing it's own people by the tens of thousands. there are sectarian arguments that have spilled over in bloodshed and escalated over the last couple of years. although what has happened there is tragic, and i have called for assad to leave and make sure that we've got a transitional government that could be inclusive in syria, what i've also concluded that direct military engagement involvement in the civil war in syria would not help the situation on the grouped. >> tonight the state department is criticizing what it calls
watches to see if the u.s. will launch a military reich against syria. u.s. allies insist syria has used chemical weapons on its own people. a new case of racial profiling with tsa airport security. a man was detained for hours without food or water. he was interrogated, and much more. a look at flying while muslim. >> all men are created equal. >> today is the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march on washington, a day when many americans learned of the dream. 50 years later, is the dream realized? an in-depth look at today's events ahead. it is wednesday, august 28. you are watching rt. we begin with the united states on the verge of military action in syria. today, president obama gave a speech at the lincoln memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, but more pressing on his mind is how the united states and allies will react to an alleged chemical strike in war-torn syria. the special envoy to syria acknowledged special -- some kind of chemical substance was used outside damascus, claiming the lives of more than 1000 people. nato called the attack a cl
. all were feared an imminent attack, the u.s. has evacuated embassy staff out of yemen, a flying them on board a military plane. calling it a coup, senator john mccain becomes the first u.s. representative to call the ousting of mohammed morsi in egypt a coup. in iran, the new president says he is determined to resolve the impasse with the west over iran's nuclear program. he has signaled that he is ready to sit down for negotiations. orion officials have flown to spain to discuss the future of the convicted child rapist and spain. he was refused bail. he was pardoned in morocco to public outrage. stay tuned for more. >> welcome back. we are discussing the world terror threat. our guest is president of the observatory of the black gulf and mediterranean seas. a fellow and researcher, a specialist on afghanistan, pakistan, and al qaeda. joining us is a fellow on the middle east. thank you for staying with us. from hartford, connecticut, we have scott bates, president of the center for national policy. and by satellite from london, he was just speaking at the first debate, he is with th
around thza. >> i'm richard quest. >> this hour the u.s. is expected to lay out its case to the american people for who is responsible and what should be done about it. >> this hour is crucial because in 30 minutes or so john kerry is scheduled to speak at the state department. of course, we'll bring that to you live. secretary kerry is expected to talk about a declassified intelligence report on syria's suspected chemical weapons attack. it's the document everybody's been waiting for. the report will be released. officials will tell us, it will show the forces carried out that deadly strike. >> there's major movement as well on other fronts. right now on the ground in syria, weapons inspectors are wrapping up their i vest ga investigation. russia will not be taking part of any military action in syria. anchors covering it from all angles. jill dougherty is at the state department. defense secretary chuck hagel delivered a strong response after the british vote rejecting military action. listen to this. >> every nation has responsibility to make their own decisions. we respect that of an
that defies any code of morality. >> and certainly it was quite a blow, to the u.s. yesterday that one of our staunchest allies great britain will not be going along with us on this. i would at some point the secretary of state will address that as well. >> perhaps he will. secretary of defense hagel addressed that privately yesterday. he was asked some questions there about the coalition, mentioned that partners need to make decisions on their own. that countries will certainly have the right to do so. but indicated that the u.s. will continue to consult with britain. but that the u.s. is pardon me, prepared to press forward with or without britain. >> and at this point, perhaps pressing forward with an unlikely ally in france. >> ambulance is certainly known as a staunch opponent to the war in iraq, while the u.k. was a strong partner. so the tables may have turned here these many years later, france, of course, wants the colonial power in syria, so an interesting cross roads of history that we see ourselves in today. >> and we are also hearing in fact that syria -- that pardon me that turk
is weighing on the minds of decision makers. after the initial outrage over last week's use of chemical weapons, leaders in washington and paris are playing it cautious. syrian intervention? not so fast. we will hear what the world's newspapers have been saying in our media watch segment. in it -- newsroom let's say hello to press. >> the rhetoric on syria, going down a notch, the solution, they say, the goal for a military response. david cameron makes his legal and moral case in the strong opposition against the united nations been unthinkable. one of the most wanted people in india has been arrested. arrested in connection with a series of deadly bombings. >> we start with syria and the united nations council reconvening, coming back from an immediate response. on the ground chemical experts have been at work in damascus and have been called back. washington, london, and paris continued to mull their options. they have promised the country would defend itself against serious aggression. >> on the ground and in the suburbs, recent footage showed a team of weapons inspectors. the un se
of the u.s. retail sales later on today. gilts, the yield at 2.49%, just below that 2.5% level. we did see it above that level, about half an hour ago. now, of course, we get uk inflation data for the month of july. that will be a key focus for the gilt markets and the sterling dollar up here, which is currently unchanged, changing hands at 154.64. aussie dollar we did see confidence at an eight-month low, down by .1%. and dollar/yen, seeing that strong surge following yesterday's gains, up by .9% in today's session. look, there is these reports in the nikkei newspaper saying that shinzo abe may offset the rise in the consumption tax with a cut in the corporate tax. these reports aren't new, but certainly fueling that rally in the nikkei today and leading to a lower yen. now, let's check in on markets in asia. li sixuan is in singapore. good afternoon to you, sixuan. >> thank you. the market lagered yesterday and was the top gainer in today's trade. rallying 2.6%, helped by a weaker yen and hopes of a lower corporate tax rate. the rest of asian markets also broadly higher. the shanghai com
program and is ready to sit down and talk. >> the u.s. has evacuated non- essential personnel from yemen, flying 75 people out by military plane while britain has announced a temporary withdrawal as well as its staff and embassy. they intercepted a message to the deputy leaders based in yemen. >> are arriving in the airport, warning of a possible attack. dueral diplomatic missions to increased communications among leaders according to the new york times. leader andween the the head of the yemen-based offshoot. >> we have taken action because of that. able to discuss specific intelligence, but we are taking it seriously for that reason. u.s. intelligence suspected a major attack could be mounted by the end of ramadan or the anniversary of the attacks on the u.s. embassies in 1998. they have been badly decimated in recent years and remains a serious threat. been a have always different animal. i don't think they have been truly out of the game, but the assessment is that they have always have the capability to strike the u.s. homeland. >> they have been at the forefront of trading in recen
that's all for us tonight. "anderson cooper starts right now." >>> breaking news, president obama says there is no doubt that chemical weapons were used in syria or the syrian regime used them. the question now, what will he do about it? we will look at the tough choices. they have run from our cameras. the charity we identified as america's worst, raising tens of millions, they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. finally they are talking. their claim and how it adds up. we are keeping them honest. >>> later, president obama stands where dr. king stood a half century ago and speaks of courage. we will speak to maya angelou who is and was part of that struggle and she is joining me tonight. we begin with syria and the breaking news. president obama not saying if or when but making the case for a limited strike on syria. not to take down the assad regime but punish it for using chemical weapons. he spoke to gwen eiffel and judy woodruff who asked him the question off the bat. >> how close are you to using a military strike and can you assure the american peo
a great night. lori: a very good evening thank you so much peer being with us, i am lori rothman in for lou dobbs. >> obama administration making its case for taking military action against syria, briefing lawmakers about their conclusion that syria government carried out a large scale chemical weapons attack, tonight we speak with fox news military analyst, general jack king on whether the president is justified in takes action. even without the backing of allies or the united nations. >> and questionsemain about our involvement in libya. and the terrorist attack in benghazi, we'll talk with larry ward, a group of special operation veterans who are calling on house speaker john boehner to create a appreciate committee to -- special committee t investigate the attack. >> and administration refusing to enforce a law it does not like, now giving states green light to adopt regulation legalizing small amounts of marijuana, dobbs lawakes up the case with our attorneys, ww begin with new obstacles blocking the formation of a coalition of the willing to strike syria. britain's defense
like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. we're not considering any open-ended commitment. we're not considering any boots on the ground approach. what we will do is consider options that meet the narrow concern around chemical weapons. >> washington had been banking on the u.k. to assist in a strike on syria, but the british parliament said no, we're not going along with that. they voted against military action. we still have france and turkey with us, but the arab league says they will not back retaliatory military strike, denying obama the valuable cover that he thought he was going to get. earlier this afternoon after meeting with the president and the national security council, secretary of state john kerry delivered the administration's most powerful statement to date on this matter. >> we know that the regime has used those weapons multiple times this year. we know that for three days before the attack, the syrian regime's chemical weapo
, you are familiar with the public wants that sits behind us. >> usually, i sailed out of south harbor pier 40. there are very few places along the whole bay waterfront or there is public access. right up the street at pier 1 1/2 is a brand new public launch or you can pull in a boat up to 40 feet, spend hours, and it is a wonderful thing. whoever did that, thank you. >> it is a public/private partnership that was done with the port redevelopment. we hope to be putting in more of that type of facility up and down the waterfront as part of a collection of smaller facilities that may someday be used by a water taxi. >> excellent. is there any major change or vision for the plaza behind here? >> we're just starting to look at phase two of the downtown ferry terminal, looking at how we will accommodate three times as many ferry passengers. we will look at this plaza, how we best make use of it. how can a complement the ferry building and a much higher weight than it does now, and also a place where people want to be. that will be part of the upcoming study. >> we have all these various use
and surveillance, saying that they are not interested in spying on ordinary people. the u.s. and russia without two -- vow to find ways to mend their disagreements. bloodshed in pakistan. nine people killed as gunmen opened fire at a mosque after a devastating suicide bombing at a police funeral. turkey advises its citizens in lebanon to leave the country if necessary. the lebanese state agency said that it reviews the unknown group has claimed responsibility saying that the hostages would be freed in return for lebanese captives held in syria. u.s. firefighters are gaining ground against the california wildfire that is threatening hundreds of homes. good we the a step closer to finding the model for the mona lisa? -- could we be a step closer to finding the model for mono lisa? the election returned robert mugabe to power. the opposition has evidence that some there were some names duplicated on the list. >> thank you for joining us. our guest discussed molly. >> there is no question that this is a very serious problem. as i was saying, the agreement says that negotiations between the two has to b
the use but also led to the development of the freeway in front of the ferry building, which in 1989 was damaged by the earthquake and demolished. lo and behold, we have a ferry building again after the earthquake? >> we have seen the city come around. the building was renovated and opened in 2003. at the downtown ferry terminal was expanded in 2009 perry -- in 2009. people are looking for other ways to cross the bay. they have found that the use of the ferry boats may have increased by three times it is today. >> a lot of people who are looking for alternative ways to get around, people who walk, bicycle, other transportation, less people are driving. it is not just the price of gas. >> it is fun to ride to work and along the riverfront. we see that on the weekend. the promise not it is just full of people coming down, just walking along the waterfront, ride a bike, take a walk. we're becoming one of the most public waterfronts in the country. >> once upon the time, the boats would come in here where we are standing we know that because i have a photograph of that. my wife c
value with it and use it and be productive with it every day. and half of the city's population that's in the other boat is disconnected from all that potential prosperity. >> we really need to promote content and provide applications that are really relevant to people's lives here. so a lot of the inspiration, especially among the immigrant community, we see is communications with people from their home country but we as much want to use the internet as a tool for people to connect within the local san francisco community. >> i think it's our job as public educators to give them this access and give them this opportunity to see that their efforts are being appreciated beyond their immediate reach. >> you have to blend this idea of community network with computer equipment with training and with support. we can pull all that together, then we've got it. >> it's as much about social and economic justice -- in fact it's more about social and economic justice than just >> good afternoon, i am the chief building inspector with the department of building inspections brown bag lunch. we do
on the united states and the world. how will the u.s. respond to the use of chemical weapons in syria? and is president obama about to launch a military attack? we heard some tough talk from the administration today. here's what vice president biden had to say. >> chemical weapons have been used. everyone acknowledges their use. no one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks. in syria. the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should, and must, be held accountability. >> the of -- accountable. >> the vice president making it very clear the administration's intentions. pathy culhane describes why the president has been hesitant to get involved. >> the president will respond to this the use of chemical weapons in syria. but the goal is not to get rid of syrian president bashar al-assad but to send him a message. >> regime change. >> they say no decision has been made but they say most likely it will involve cruise missiles not chemical weapons stock piles. a
>> welcome to "the journal" coming to you live from berlin trey >> thank you for joining us. here's what's coming up on the show. the u.n. says its inspectors should be allowed to complete their mission in syria before any us-led attack. >> britain wants the un security council to approve military action but says talks could take several days more. >> the united states marks 50 years since martin luther king's famous speech. >> the un's secretary-general is calling on the u.s. am a britain, and france to live weapons inspectors more time to do their work in syria. after discussions today, russia called the british initiative premature. >> the u.s. says it has intercepted communications that prove the assad government was behind a chemical attack. but the syrian ambassador to the united nations denies the charges and says the u.n. inspection will prove it was in fact rebels who launched gas attacks. >> meanwhile, people in damascus are stocking up on supplies out of fears that any u.s. attack would hit civilian areas. >> the u.n. inspectors have resumed their work in a damascus sub
. >> the u.s. prepares for a strike against syria. meanwhile in syria's largest city, school children killed were burned by what's described of a bomb strike. and as it heats up, israelis line up to get their hands on gas masks. >>> president obama said he has not decided how to respond. he calls the use of chemical weapons a threat to american security and to the security of u.s. allies. the president says he wants what he calls limited a*bs. >> we're not considering any open ended commitment. we're not considering any boots on the ground approach. what we will do is consider options that meet the narrow concern around chemical weapons understanding that there's not going to be a solely military solution to the under lying conflict and tragedy that's taking place in syria. >> our mike joins us from the white house. what more did the president say about what's needed in syria. >> the white house told us that the president continues those consultations with allies he's pokeen to a number of days since that chemical attack in syria. the president having consultations perhaps one last time. aft
there was a sniper that forced them at one point in time to rey treat. we go to washington. bring us up-to-date. >> reporter: all along in the five days since that chemical attack and the horrific images out of syria to television and computer screens worldwide, the administration from the president down stress any option or retaliation exercised must be of an inter national nature. of we know that john kerry had at least two dozen phone calls with his counterparts around the region and world including the syrian foreign minister on saturday. he spoke with the 4 french and the foreign ministers from a number of gulf states. the united states doesn't want to go this alone and britain has come out foursquare behind some punishment. noy matter how you want to phrase tfrance has a strong statement and germany, the united states and its allies want to broaden the coalition as wide as possible and you will hear him speak to that. >> is there a sense the white house will telegraph their punches or what they may not do. no boots on the ground? >> that has been ruled out by the president spokesm
's foreign ministers denied the government carried out last week's attack, but the u.s. said assad's regime is responsible. >> there is no doubt here that chemical weapons were used on a massive scale. >> hello there, in london, european leaders are reacting to the chemical weapons claims. the french president said his government is ready to punish those responsible, and called for a vote on the issue. >>> plus tens of thousands flee from their homes from flooding, and the noise pollution on the streets of india. >> western powers and now some arab league nations appear to be moving towards military intervention in syria. just in the past hour the white house press secretary made it clear of the administration. >> there is no doubt here that chemical weapons were used on a massive scale on augus august 21st outside of damascus. there is also very little doubt and should be no doubt for anyone who approaches this logically. that the syrian regime responsible for the use of chemical weapons on august 21st, out of damascus. >> we're in washington, d.c. patty, hearing from jay carney very littl
us. this is an exceptional time for us as we learn more about how global warming is impacting sea level rise and more specifically what the projections for sea level rise might look like. later this morning you will hear from a group of experts , whichng john englunder puts into historical and current and future perspective what we will be facing over the next few decades and hundreds of years. there is exceptional work already being done to address those issues and i am enormously pleased to see we have such a vibrant audience, great participation, speakers, and great leadership already taking place in this country and we need to work on it further. so with that, i want to introduce you to the former miami dade commissioner cady -- .aty sorenson [applause] >> thank you, dan. it is a pleasure to be with all of you this morning and especially to introduce this distinguished panel. it has been almost three years to the day since the deq visited us in miami dade county, so we nancy hereo have today. now a recovering county commissioner -- i recall speaking about how miami cities are
national security. it risks making a mochrie of the global prohibition of the use of chemical weapons. it endangers our friends and partners along syria's borders, including israel, jordan, turkey, lebanon and iraq. it could lead to escalating use of chemical weapons. or their proliferation to terrorist groups who would do our people harm. in a world with many dangers, this menace must be confronted. after careful deliberation, i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this will not be an open ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. but i'm confident we can hold the assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons. deter this kind of behavior, and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> the president saying he will seek a congressional authorization of force. making that announcement from the rose garden today, this coming hours after united nations inspectors left syria, arriving in the netherlands today after spending severa
to the u.s. senate and the senate said, are you collecting data on minds of americans? he said, no. the very first sure he we did show they were collecting -- story we did showed they were collecting data. is ann, hasan rouhani upgraded as arends to president replacing mahmoud ahmadinejad. >> if you want the right response, don't stick with a ran in the language of -- don't speak with a ran. >> we will speak with trita parsi. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has announced it will keep 19 embassies in north africa and the middle east closed from to a week due to fears of a possible military threat. ramped up security measures were in place over the weekend that some of the 22 diplomatic posts shattered by the concerns. saxby chambliss, the top republican on the senate intelligence committee, said intercepted communications were reminiscent of what was heard before the 9/11 attacks. credited the nsa spy programs with detecting the threat. >> these programs are controversial. .
right now. president obama has directed the u.s. intelligence community to quickly gather information about the alleged use of chemical weapons. the u.s. state department says syrian rebels do not have the means for chemical war fair. but the government is denying it used any toxic weapons. we want to warn you the video we are about to show you is graphic. we cannot independently verify that -- john what are you hearing from the un. >> we are hearing from officials all over the world today. but all of them keen to couch their words very carefully because as william hague said today this remains unkw unkwap -- uncooperated evidence. . -- let's hear from two leaders. >> translator: we are very concerned about the reports that chemical weapons have been used near damascus. should these reports turn out to be true, it would be a monstrosity. >> translator: if proven our position in france is that there needs to be a reaction. what does that mean? not to send soldiers into the field, but an international condemnation, and i'm not going to be more precise, of force. >> we heard from the fre
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